Candidates for Friday Five

1. Japan Is No Place for Single Mothers


2. Returning to the Rust Belt

3. The March 2017 issue of Journal of Family Theory & Review is free and open to the public in the Wiley Online Library.


Call for Papers: Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research

The Work-Family Interface: Spillover, Complications, and Challenges

4. Dads influence teen daughters’ decisions on sex

5.  The deadline has been extended to Friday, September 15th for the Call for Proposals for the 2018 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS)! The next RECS will be held May 30 – June 1, 2018 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) invites proposals for individual presentations and for entire conference sessions. 

6. Iain Duncan Smith warns government over cuts to relationship counselling

7. The occupations with the highest and lowest divorce rates in the US


Partnership shift. Men are now more likely to marry up

Marc Beaulieu

A Guy Read 50 Years Worth of Relationship Studies. He Came Up With 17 Strategies

9. Long hours and longings

Jennifer Baxter, Lyndall Strazdins and Jianghong Li

10. Marriage rate down, divorce rate up as more Chinese couples say ‘I don’t’ or ‘I won’t any more’


China wants to talk its people into marriage and out of divorce

Echo Huang

11. Committee on Building an Agenda to Reduce the Number of Children in Poverty by Half in 10 Years

Thanks Alysse

Candidates for Friday Five

1. To celebrate the first five years of Marriage Foundation, we have produced an easy-reading four-page briefing (click here to download) that summarises what we've achieved, where we are going next, our most important findings (see column right), and a brief outline of the case for marriage. 

National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers
October 16
17, 2017 
​ &​
open to the public

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The Science of Happiness

A free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Next session starts Sept. 5, 2017.

Preventing sexual violence starts with what we teach our boys
Maryjo Oster

Training benefits families of kids with limited speech

 Andy Henion-Michigan State

The 'silent epidemic': When your adult child cuts you out of their life
Zoe Reynolds

​. ​
As the national marriage rate continues to decline, a look at some young people’s decisions to tie the knot despite criticisms


Sarah Beth Thompson

​. ​
Marriage a Blessing for Heart Attack Patients

Steven Reinberg


The 10 counties with the lowest marriage rates in N.J.

Disha Raychaudhuri | NJ Advance Media for

11. ​
Do People Who Marry Late in Life Find Happiness?

​  Thanks Alysse​

Candidates for Friday Five

Integrating SEL into the 3 R's 

 Vicki Zakrzewski
K-12 teachers offer practical—and fun!—ways that social-emotional learning can be integrated into traditional lessons. 


International Commission on Couple and Family Relations


Poverty and the Family
17 & 18 May 2018, University of Salzburg

3.   Child Poverty Reduction messaging Toolkit

 It is finalized and can be found here on the CPAG website.  We will be utilizing this messaging for activity around the Census poverty data.

Bridging the gap on military spouse unemployment

5. The Surprising Demographic That's More Likely to Cheat in Marriage

 Kimberly Lawson

6. National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics: 2017 Conference Presentations Available

 Christian Jarrett


8. Bullying and internet safety are top health concerns for parents


Ten Emotionally Intelligent Ways to Build Trust as a Parent

9. New research shows one kind of teenage friendship is more likely to result in a happier, healthier adulthood

Jenny Anderson@jandersonQZ

10. Transactional marriages were once as common as marriage based on love


America, Home of the Transactional Marriage


Thanks Alysse

Candidates for Friday Five

1. Six Ingredients to an Effective Time-Out




3. How to Talk to Kids About Race: Books and Resources That Can Help

by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

4. Digital Tools and Distraction in School

Mary Beth Hertz

5. Independent Women


Military spouses share employment challenges during White House visit

6. Paper examines links between parents’ earnings, gender roles, mental health

Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

7. Women, men report similar levels of work-family conflicts

8. Spouses must row marriage boat together

Ken Potts

9. Dating and Mating in the Age of Ambiguity

Stanley NARME 2017 talk POSTED.pdf 

10. Fatherhood Involvement

11. Marriage Matters: Best friends with benefits?

James and Audora Burg

Thanks Alysse

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The power of empathy

Brené Brown on Empathy

Empathy is the capacity to identify and share someone else’s emotions and experiences. As Brené Brown explains in the clip above, "empathy is feeling with people." 

It's the key to emotional attunement with your partner and it's essential to the Emotion Coaching style of parenting.

To have empathy is to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe. And not just in the moment, but in general.

No wonder you're upset. 

That would make me mad, too. 

I understand how you feel. 

For more suggestions, pick up a copy of our new Expressing Empathy Card Deck

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